[linux-elitists] Multi-terrabyte filesystems in Linux?

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Apr 8 16:49:12 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 04:14:53PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> The straightforward approach of creating a multiterrabye (in this case
> ~16 TB) in Linux, under Debian Sarge, doesn't work.  Kernel is
> 2.6.22-3-amd64.

Um, you do realize that is a kernel that is almost 2 years old now,
right?  Storage size has gotten much bigger since then, and so has our
software to manage it.

>   - fdisk maxes at about 355 GB, for some reason.
>   - parted creates the partition but ...
>   - mkfs.ext2 fails with a "file to large" error (not sure of the exact
>     quote).

Try a newer kernel version please.


greg k-h

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